English medium is not just meant for the elite: YS Jagan
To further enhance the learning of school children in the State, AP CM YS Jagan formally launched the distribution of 5.18 lakh tabs worth Rs 688 crore at an event in Bapatla
BAPATLA: To further enhance the learning of school children in the State, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jaganmohan Reddy on Wednesday formally launched the distribution of 5.18 lakh tabs worth Rs 688 crore at an event in Bapatla.
The tabs were loaded with Byju's premium content, costing the State Government over Rs 778 crore.
On his 50th birthday, the Chief Minister began the process for the distribution of the tabs to 4,59,564 students and 59,176 teachers of class 8 teachers of government and aided schools from across the State.
Speaking at the gathering of teachers, students and their mothers, YS Jaganmohan Reddy said, "Some sections of society are not eager to adapt to a changing generation but this government firmly believes we are just at the beginning of the digital revolution. We aim to enhance the education system through a holistic approach with government initiatives."
He also said, "Caste discrimination, especially when it comes to children, must be eradicated. A child has the right to education and quality education, which includes the right to learn English too. The English medium is not just the choice of the elite class but for our children too. However, when it comes to our children, court cases are filed against the move toward the English medium, which is unfortunate."
The government is at the forefront of transforming the education system in the state by introducing English as the medium of instruction in schools and introducing the 'Subject Teacher Concept' in the classrooms. The initiatives of the Jagan government are to enable the students to learn subjects anywhere and anytime through Tabs since it contains an SD card loaded with premium contents of classes 8 & 9.